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The City of Berkeley had a population of 8,221 as of July 1, 2022. Berkeley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Berkeley is located at latitude 38.7545 and longitude -90.3312 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berkeley encompass a land area of 4.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 535 feet.

The City of Berkeley has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Berkeley is located within Township of Norwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berkeley: Berkeley Acres, Kinlock, Nuroad.

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Berkeley, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,221 (100%)
Population in Households 8,188 (99.6%)
Population in Families 6,755 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 33 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,657
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $38,729
Average Household Income $50,511
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $19,705
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,582 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,591 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 525 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $73,814
Average Home Value $124,195
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 3,173
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,188
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.04% -0.12%
Households 0.14% -0.01%
Families   -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.44%

Berkeley, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berkeley to the other 1,082 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 90th
Population Density # 126 88th
Median Household Income # 957 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 897 83rd
Per Capita Income # 1027 5th
Diversity Index # 74 93rd

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